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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Review from Meghan

from Meghan @ The Girl in the Blue Mask

on Zombie Models

Neither one of these lovely young ladies 
could have imagined what their day would 
end up being like as they headed to Excited 
Modeling on Lincoln Street that morning.

I actually thought this would be a separate story 
from the first and, while reading Zombie Housewives, 
I was racking my brain thinking of all the ways the 
models could turn into models: same brand of tainted makeup, 
hair spray, tanning lotion, etc. Turns out it is a continuation, 
like a second chapter in a novel, but still good. 
According to the book description on Amazon, this is a 
"stand-alone" novel, but I really don't feel like it is one 
because, without the first book ("chapter"), 
you have too many questions as you read through this one.


I'm actually curious to see how far this story can go and 
would like to see this series go further.

Review from Bookie Monster

from The Bookie Monster. com

Zombies!!  Ahhhh!!  In this novella we see a brief glimpse of three, very bored, very unhappy, housewives in suburbia.  Who knew that doing the dishes could be hazardous to your health?! I may never hand wash dishes again!

After each of them has an argument with their husbands, they wake up the next day thinking it’s just going to be another mundane dayin the neighborhood.  But each of them is afflicted with strange symptoms and decide to head to the local clinic to get checked out….this is where the real fun begins!  And just because they are zombies doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten how bored and unhappy they are in their lives.
This is an extremely quick read and thoroughly enjoyable.  It’s not a dark zombie tale of survival; it’s a snippet into the lives of these three women once they come down with a strange virus that turns them into zombies.  Don’t go looking for anything deep and philosophical here because you won’t find it.  But, if you are looking for a quick, enjoyable read… this is your story!

The ending leads you right into it’s zombie sequel… Zombie Models. 

Review from Meghan

from Meghan @ The Girl in the Blue Mask. bloodspot.com

Life - and marriage - isn't perfect, especially for 
these three women. That night, when they were 
arguing with their husbands, neither could have 
foreseen the next day being much worse or how 
bad that "much worse" could be.

The description of the problems in each house
 were well written. And pay attention - if you do, 
you may figure out what the cause is before the story tells you.

I found this story to be quite funny. Don't know
 if I was supposed to, but I did. It was a fun short read. 
I want to say "cute," but that can't possibly be the right 

word for a zombie story, could it?

Review by Deb Sanders

from DebSanders. com

Review:
Zombie Housewives is a New Adult thriller
 about three frustrated women who contract 
a virus which turns them into zombies. 
Sounds like a typical zombie tale, right?  

Well, don’t misjudge this short novella 
because of its length or subject matter. 
This is not “Walking Dead”. It’s chock full of surprises
 including fascinating characters who will tug 
at the inner angst of most female readers.

Think Desperate Housewives with rotting flesh. 
Campy, fun horror. Zombie Housewives is an 
interesting tale, well written with snappy dialogue. 
If you take the “zombie” part out, Ms. Blackwelder 
has penned a great story about life, forgotten 
dreams and flat relationships. And, of course, 
learning to deal with a less than attractive skin disorder.

Zombie Housewives is not thought provoking, nor 
do I think it was intended to be. It IS a fun read for
 that short time when you’re waiting at the doctor’s 
office or in the carpool lane. If you like it, 
don’t miss the sequel, Zombie Models

Review by Mythical Books


from MythicalBooks.blogspot.com

REVIEW:

Can Zombies be used as part of an allegory?

How appropriate and easily digestible would be
 such an apologue for the readers who usually
fall into two distinct categories: those who read stories
about zombies and those that are looking only for,
let’s say, the message... Amy Blackwelder had the
courage of such approach of the zombie phenomenon
 and, in my opinion, Zombie Housewives should
please both categories. The writer succeeded an
 excellent balance: there is enough gore, enough
suspense and enough “zombie character” for the
 first category and for the second one there is a
disguised social analysis and a disguised message
for those that are "trapped" in an unhappy marriage.

History and happiness (more correctly lack thereof)
of three neighboring couples, each with its own
different problems are not the cause that generated
 the plague - because this cause is one terrifying
by how absurdly banal it is, but the mandatory
and contributory factor that triggers the "disease".
Frustration, the feeling of incompleteness and finally
 ... the misery of married life may make us monsters
 and this time, to sound the alarm, the transformation
takes place literally.

Another author’s success is the way in which the minds of
 Crystal, Jennifer and Carrie apprehend and how they think.
The passing from one state to another occurs in limits
that are… logical, normal, possible, the eventual
exaggeration being used on purpose having the role of
emphasizing an idea or another.

I also liked the fact that Zombie Hosewives meets the
criteria required to be a truly short story, featuring a
small cast of named characters, and being focused on
a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a single effect.

I could even say that it is a good anecdote. Anecdote
that is defined as "„a short and amusing but serious 
account, which may depict a real/fake incident or character”
even if in our case the funny part is not in the frontline,
but only in the substrate, in the absurd of the story.

I liked it, try it!

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